Sardinia / La Cinta

Continent
Europe
Country
Italy
Next Big City
Olbia
Next Town
Olbia, San Teodoro
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

No obstacles on the water, only small waves along the beach, higher waves outside. Shallow access. Many swimmers during summer, stay away from them. Near the harbor to the south of the beach you will find flatter water, excellent for freestyle. Windsurfers can go out here all year, kitesurfers during off-season. Or do an upwinder during summer.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
June, July, August, September

Wide beach with fine sand. Lots of space for landing and starting. Packed beach during holidays. Special kite zone during summer.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
N, SE, NW

Perfect conditions when wind is NE (sideshore from left) to East to SE (can be Scirocco also), coming from the sea. The wind is very constant.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Boat
Access
Medium walk

Many flights landing at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport(30 km away). From here south to San Teodoro and get to the beach north of San Teodoro. During summer you can take a boat to cross the lagoon. It brings you close to the kite zone, and when there are more kiters, it drops you directly at the kite zone. The boat leaves from Pischera, behind the north of the beach. 4 Euro per person both ways. It leaves from about 8:00 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 20:00.

Extra information

Rules
Time

From June to mid-September you cannot ride in the south part of the beach. Drive about 1.7 km further north to the surf area. There is a channel marked with buoys where you get into the water. Ride outside the furthest buoys to protect the swimmers. Do not ride on the lagoon, which is a natural reserve and you will get fined.

Nightlife

San Teodoro has 3 nightclubs which are the most famous on the east coast of Sardinia.